Two Alamedans helped lead their teams to victories in the Under-20 (U20) divisions at the World Junior Ultimate Championships (WJUC) last month in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada.

Jake Thorne was part of the men’s United States U20 National team, while Robin Anthony-Petersen was a member of the women’s U20 team. Both players are Alameda natives who once competed on the Alameda Dark Meat Ultimate Frisbee team that consisted of players from Alameda high schools.

The tournament took place Aug. 18 to 25 at the RIM Park/Manulife Financial Sportsplex.

Alameda native Kai Zarehbin won two gold medals at the prestigious 2018 Joola Los Angeles Open table tennis tournament over the Labor Day Weekend. 

The event took place at Next Level Sports Complex, 12821 Knott St., in Garden Grove, Calif on Sept. 1 and 2. Joola stands for the name of the title sponsor, Joola North America, an equipment company that makes tables for the sport, also known as ping-pong.


The Alameda High (AHS) women’s cross-country team won the women’s three-mile varsity competition at the Farmer Invitational Saturday, Sept. 15 at Hayward High.

Women’s Competition
The Hornets beat out 23 other teams for the top distinction including Encinal High (EHS). AHS won the competition with 74 points — the lowest score wins. Oakland Tech finished in second place with 88 points. 


Three Alamedans sparked their Bishop O’ Dowd women’s tennis team to a 5-0 showing at the California Girls Tennis Classic — Division 3 held at Central High in Fresno Sept. 7 and 8.

Evian Jiang, Lauren Murphy and Ava Murphy compete on the Bishop O’Dowd of Oakland women’s varsity tennis team. The team won the historic tournament with a perfect 5-0 record.

Jiang, a junior, led the Dragons at the No. 1 singles position, while senior captain Lauren and her younger sister, Ava, a sophomore, carried doubles victories.

The team will next face Alameda High today.

Last Sunday morning, local swimmer Craig Coombs, 57, completed a swim around the Main Island of Alameda in 7 hours and 13 minutes, shaving some 25 minutes off the previous record of 7 hours, 38 minutes and 39.5 seconds set in 1951. Coombs began his swim at 3:15 a.m. and faced some choppy waters around 4 a.m.